Graphene Lab has filed a provisional patent application for their first printer, the highly advanced, multi-functional Romulus III, as well as a process for printing an organic LED light source 'from scratch' that immediately functions when printed -
The MIT team has achieved the thinnest and lightest complete solar cells ever made, they say. To demonstrate just how thin and lightweight the cells are, the researchers draped a working cell on top of a soap bubble, without popping the bubble.
Jerry Qi, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Colorado University, holds simple models printed using polymers that have "shape memory." The flat piece on the left can reshape itself into a box with the application of heat.
There are many materials that are being explored for Printing, however you will find that the two dominant plastics are ABS and PLA. Here is where the two plastics divide and will help to explain why different groups prefer one over the other.